Useful links

Websites for Pregnancy and Birth

  1. Childbirth Connection:  For the latest information about evidenced-based practice this is our top recommendation:
  2. Lamaze: They are still around and providing great information about pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and baby care.
  3. Evidence Based Birth:  If you want to read well-researched articles about certain pregnancy/birth topics, this is the best site.
  4. American Association of Birth Centers (AABC):  This is the national trade organization that supports our work.  Check here for information on conferences, trainings and the political landscape.
  5. The American College of Nurse Midwives is the professional organization that supports the practice of midwifery in all 50 states.

Websites for Newborn Care

  1. KellyMom is a great site that has tons of information about breastfeeding and postpartum concerns such as depression and getting you baby to sleep through the night.
  2. BabyCentre is a website out of the United Kingdom and it provides lots of good basic information about newborn care.

Websites for Well-Woman Care

  1. Our Bodies Ourselves is that classic book from 1972 that challenged the way the (mostly male) gynecologists related to their women patients. Women were empowered to learn about their bodies and take charge of their health.  They publish an update every 4 years. 
  2. The U.S. Government has a good site to tell you which screening tests (such as a pap smear and mammogram) are indicated based on your age and risk factors.
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